St. Mary Board of Aldermen meeting minutes released

ST. MARY – The minutes of the Thursday, Feb. 8th meeting of the St. Mary Board of Aldermen have been released.


Board of Aldermen Meeting

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

6:00 p.m.

  1. Be it Remembered: A regular meeting of the St. Mary Board of Aldermen was called to order by the Honorable Mayor Carlton Wyatt on Thursday, February 8th, 2024 beginning at 6:00 PM at City Hall located at 782 3rd Street, St. Mary, Missouri 63673.


  1. Pledge of Allegiance: The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.


  1. Roll Call: Aldermen answering the roll call were Alderman Brenda Thompson, Alderman Kathy Bergmann, Alderman Dr. Zen Duda and Alderman Annette Hacker.


  1. Agenda: A motion was made by Alderman Annette Hacker to approve the agenda. Alderman Dr. Zen Duda seconded the motion. Alderman Kathy Bergmann, Alderman Brenda Thompson, Alderman Dr. Zen Duda and Alderman Annette Hacker voted yea on a voice vote. Motion carried.


  1. Consent Agenda: A motion was made by Alderman Annette Hacker to approve the Consent Agenda which consists of the following: Minutes from Previous Meeting, Treasurers Report, Collectors Report and Bills Paid and City Clerk to pay previously appropriated expenses as they come due as allowed by the budget. Alderman Dr. Zen Duda seconded the motion. Alderman Kathy Bergmann, Alderman Brenda Thompson, Alderman Dr. Zen Duda and Alderman Annette Hacker voted yea on a voice vote.

Motion carried.


  1. Public Forum:


Keith Robinson with Long Range Network. Keith stated that he would like to hang their internet towers on the water towers for highspeed internet in town. He is looking to grow his company. He has several internet radio towers in Perryville. He would like the boards approval to hang them. Alderman Dr. Zen Duda asked if he was wanting to rent out our towers to use for his services. Keith stated that the money to rent the towers is open for discussion. Mayor Calton Wyatt asked Frankie Ullman if we had something like this once before. Frankie introduced himself and stated that he was over the water and sewer departments. He stated that he didn’t have a problem with services being on the water towers as long as it was not in the way of him getting to the top of the towers. Frankie then asked if the radio frequency would interfere with the 911 radio frequencies. Keith stated that they could run a test to make sure it does not. The board stated that they would discuss it and get back to him on their decision.

​County Commissioner: Mark Marberry also signed up to speak. He stated that he has been talking to Leslie Roam that works with DELTA for grants. He stated that he spoke to her briefly about grants that the federal government give them funds for the grants. He is willing to try and get her down here at the next city meeting to speak with us. Mayor Calton Wyatt states that he has tried for two different grants and were denied on both of them. Mark also stated that he has talked to Brad Henson from Missouri Department of Transportation and said that Brad was going to fix the culverts running along the city street and that he was going to try and fix the culvert on Highway 61 around late Spring.










  1. Department Reports:


  1. Emergency Management – Director April Grindstaff had nothing to report.


  1. Police Department – Police Chief Brendon Corbett was absent for the meeting. Honorable Mayor Carlton Wyatt stated that he has received some complaints about people flying in the         new sub division and people are leaving black marks on the streets. We had said something to Officer Corbett about it. If we can not get the speeding/flying to stop we might have to put             speed bumps in. He also noticed people speeding down 3rd street and not even stopping at the         stop sign at the intersection of Cedar and 3rd.


  1. Fire Department – Alderman Kathy Bergmann gave the floor to Fire Chief Frankie Ullman. He reported that they had 7 calls last month. 6 medic calls and 1 mutual Aide call. The tin for            the fire house meeting room is being delivered Friday. They have mounted flood lights on truck   #41 and they have decided to buy more for the other trucks. They talked about the spring        barbeque at the fireman’s meeting. They have not came up with a date for the spring barbeque yet.


  1. Street Department – Alderman Dr. Zenon Duda had nothing to report. He did have a request to put up a sign for no commercial vehicles to enter at the intersection of Locus and 61 and   maybe a sign on 4th and Locus. We are still looking for a chain for the big spreader.      


  1. Water / Wastewater Department – Alderman Annette Hacker gave the floor to Frankie Ullman. He had nothing to report


  1. Park / Cemetery / Animal Control – Alderman Brenda Thompson reported that they are going to have a meeting about the park one day next week, and she will report on that at the next Alderman meeting. As far as Cemetery and animal control she had nothing to report. Alderman           Annette Hacker stated that we need to do something about the animals running at large. It is an            ordinance that the animals are not suppose to run at large and be on a leash if they are outside.


  1. Citizens Participation – Jody Odem asked if we could do something about the brush on the corner of Fifth Street and Sycamore Street. It is getting hard to see when you pull out on to             Sycamore.



  1. Regular Session Adjournment: There being no further business before the board, a motion was made by Alderman Annette Hacker to adjourn at 6:44 p.m. Alderman Kathy Bergmann seconded the motion. All the aldermen voted yea on a voice vote. Meeting adjourned.